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EU bans greenwashing and boosts product guarantees

The EU Parliament has struck a provisional agreement on updated rules aimed at eliminating misleading advertisements and supplying consumers with improved information on product longevity. This understanding seeks to ..

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Belgium second largest food waster in Europe

07 June 2023

The Monitor Food Loss 2020 shows that Belgium, particularly Flanders, has wasted nearly 900,000 tons of edible food in 2020. This puts Belgium at the bottom of the European ladder, with only Cyprus doing worse. Bond Bete...

Steam boilers equipped for the future

06 June 2023

There is a rising trend in the number of companies taking a critical look at their own business process to see where, in the near future or in the long term, sustainability can be achieved. This is the right time to take...

Grassa and Livar collaborate on sustainable pig feed

05 June 2023

Livar, known for its Limburg monastery pigs, is partnering with Grassa, the innovative and sustainable grass processing concept. The partnership is aimed at supplying high-quality protein derived from Limburg grass to pi...

Hybrid potato: a revolution in the potato sector

05 June 2023

A pioneering development in the potato sector has the potential to increase global food security and make agriculture more sustainable. The hybrid potato is poised to revolutionize both agricultural areas in Africa and W...

From plastic free to future-proof plastics

02 June 2023

The increasing demand for plastics requires structural change. To make that happen, TNO, in collaboration with Fraunhofer UMSICHT, presents a white paper with four strategic approaches for a circular economy. In addition...

Bionext launches website biologisch-keurmerk.nl

01 June 2023

Bionext recently launched the website biologisch-keurmerk.nl. This website offers consumers comprehensive and reliable information about the organic label and organic food. On biologisch-keurmerk.nl, consumers can fin...

Plea for level playing field in Belgian food chain

31 May 2023

At the debate 'The taste of fair food', organised by KU Leuven, Rikolto and Groene Kring, five key statements regarding fair food and fair prices were discussed. The event brought together various chain partners to share...

Food industry commits to regenerative agriculture

30 May 2023

Regenerative agriculture is a term that is appearing more and more often within the media, science and business, with the promise of more sustainable food production. But what exactly does regenerative agriculture entail...

Restrictions on using 'organic' and 'ecological' in company names

25 May 2023

Europe has strict rules regarding the use of the terms 'organic' and 'ecological', including abbreviations and translations, in company names. These terms are protected by law and may only be used for the labelling and a...

CO2 footprint more prominent in horticulture

25 May 2023

The food industry is placing increasing emphasis on reducing its carbon footprint, and the horticulture sector is no exception. To gain a better understanding of the environmental impact of horticultural businesses, CO2 ...

Entrepreneurs cornered by punitive levy on gas

25 May 2023

Business organisations VNO-NCW and MKB-Nederland have expressed concern about the planned punitive levy on gas in Minister Jetten's recently presented climate plans. While the organisations are overall happy with the cab...

Catering sector starts measuring food waste

23 May 2023

Dutch caterers have started the 'Spill-free Catering' project to measure the amount of food waste in company restaurants, care facilities and school canteens. The online kick-off took place on 9 May, bringing together re...

Eco-score for food makes companies more sustainable

22 May 2023

A new eco-label that gives all food products an environmental score turns out to be more than just a tool for consumers. It could in fact be the key to motivating companies to make more data available on the sustainabili...

Concerns over effectiveness of organic farming policy

19 May 2023

The Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) wants to catch up considerably, going from four per cent now to 15 per cent organic farming area in 2030. However, the Court of Audit's Accountability Survey ...

Online edition May 2023: Food safety

15 May 2023

There is a striking consensus when it comes to ensuring (food) safety in production areas. What is the optimal indoor climate for a production area? And how do you achieve it? In the feature story, we d...